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Public lectures

These lectures are open to members of the public, staff and students. All public lectures are free unless otherwise stated.

Some of our previous public lectures are available as podcasts.

Upcoming lectures

  • Joint I-SEE and David Parkin seminar

    I-SEE seminar

    Time: 4.30pm-5:45pm
     
    Venue: 8 West 3.22 Lecture Theatre
     
    Speaker: Professor Michele Aresta
     
     
  • Honorary Degree ceremony of Professor Michele Aresta, followed by seminar

    I-SEE seminar
     
    Time: 5:00pm
     
    Venue: Chancellors' Building 2.6 
     
    Speaker: Professor Michele Aresta
     
     
  • Musculoskeletal health challenges

    Minerva lecture

    Time: 5:15pm

    Venue: Lecture Theatre East Building 1.1

    Speaker: Professor Richie Gill, Professor of Healthcare Engineering, University of Bath

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  • The front national under Jean-Marie Le-Pen: Continuity or change?

    Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies: Governance and Resistance
     
    Time: 1.15-2.05pm

    Venue: 1 West North, Room 2.4

    Speaker: Daniel Stockmemer (University of Ottawa, Canada)
       
  • US Foreign Policy and the 2016 Election: Does it matter?

    Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies: Conflict, Security & International Order
     
    Time: 1.15-2.05pm

    Venue: 1 West North, Room 2.4

    Speaker: Professor Robert Singh, Professor of Politics at Birkbeck, University of London
     

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  • Technology and the Public Sector: How will technology revolutionise public sector jobs?

    Institute for Policy Research seminar

    Time: 9.30am 

    Venue: Pearson, 80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL

    Speaker: Richard and Daniel Susskind, co-authors of The Future of the Professions; Sir Michael Barber, former Head of Prime Minister's Delivery Unit; Mike Dixon, Assistant CEO of Citizens Advice; Paul Maltby, Director of Data at Government Digital Service; Caroline Daniel, former Editor of the Weekend FT; Professor Kerstin Dautenhahn of the Adaptive Systems Research Group, University of Hertfordshire; and Dr Takanori Shibata, Chief Senior Research Scientist at AIST Japan and inventor of the PARO robot

     
  • Money for everyone: The state of the Basic Income/Citizen’s Income debate

    Institute for Policy Research lecture

    Time: 5:15pm 

    Venue: 10 West 2.45
     
    Speaker: Dr Malcolm Torry, Director of the Citizen’s Income Trust
     
  • Remembering & forgetting in 1916: the Shakespeare Tercentenary and the First World War

    Minerva lecture 


    Time: 5:15pm 

    Venue: Lecture Theatre East Building 1.1
    Speaker: Professor Gordon McMullan, Professor of English and Director of the London Shakespeare Centre at King's College London.

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  • How to (and how not to) ‘Save the Planet’

    Institute for Policy lecture

    Time: 5:15pm 

    Venue: Arts Lecture Theatre, The Edge
     
    Speaker: Professor Scott Barrett, Lenfest-Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics at Columbia University
     
  • Chaos and the art of visualising complexity

    Institute for Mathematical Innovation lecture 

    Time: 3:15pm (tea and coffee from 2.45 pm)

    Venue: Wolfson Lecture Theatre (Building 4W, Room 1.7)
     
    Speaker: Professor Michael Field, Rice University, USA and Imperial College, London

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  • Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment seminar

    I-SEE seminar
     
    Time: 4.30pm-5:45pm
     
    Venue: 8 West 3.22 Lecture Theatre
     

    Speaker: Professor Gavin Walker, Director of Energy Technologies Research Institute, University of Nottingham 

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  • Alexander Crummell's Pioneering Education - and its Bath connection

    Minerva lecture 


    Time: 5:15pm 

    Venue: Lecture Theatre East Building 1.1
    Speaker: Sarah Meer,Senior Lecturer in English, University of Cambridge, and Fellow of Selwyn College.  

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  • Fifty years and counting: the University of Bath past, present and future

    Minerva lecture 

    Time: 5:15pm 

    Venue: Lecture Theatre East Building 1.1
     
    Speaker: Dr Steve Wharton is Senior Lecturer in French and Communication in the University's Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies

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  • Human rights advocacy, war and false narrative: Rwanda revisited

    Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies: Conflict, Security & International Order

    Time: 1.15-2.05pm

    Venue: 1 West North, Room 2.4

    Speaker: Dr Barrie Collins, Independent researcher

     
  • Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment seminar

    I-SEE seminar
     
    Time: 4.30pm-5:45pm
     
    Venue: 8 West 3.22 Lecture Theatre
     
    Speaker: Professor John Loughhead, Chief Scientific Advisor, DECC
       
  • Sharks - Can conservation, education and research save these animals from their reputation?

    Minerva lecture 

    Time: 5:15pm 

    Venue: Lecture Theatre East Building 1.1
     
    Speaker: Olivia Orchart is the Display Supervisor at Bristol Aquarium

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  • Sexual violence against men (in conflict)

    Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies: Conflict, Security & International Order

    Time: 1.15-2.05pm

    Venue: 1 West North, Room 2.4

    Speaker: Professor Marysia Zalewski, Professor of International Relations, University of Cardiff

     
  • The need for a safe and effective single-dose TB vaccine

    Minerva lecture 

    Time: 5:15pm 

    Venue: Lecture Theatre East Building 1.1
     
    Speaker: Dr Jean van den Elsen is a Reader in Molecular and Structural Biology at the University of Bath

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  • I-SEE seminar

    I-SEE seminar
     
    Time: 4.30pm-5:45pm
     
    Venue: 8 West 3.22 Lecture Theatre
     
    Speaker: Professor Bill David, Senior STFC Research Fellow, ISIS
       
  • North African migration and Europe’s contextual Mediterranean border

    Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies: Conflict, Security & International Order

    Time: 1.15-2.05pm

    Venue: 1 West North, Room 2.4

    Speaker: Dr Simon Macmahon, University of Coventry

     
  • Medieval mysticism and the Universe in a hazelnut

    Minerva lecture 

    Time: 5:15pm 

    Venue: Lecture Theatre East Building 1.1
     
    Speaker: Dr Janina Ramirez, Course Director for the Undergraduate Certificate in History of Art, Oxford University

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  • Basic Income - An idea whose time has come?

    Institute for Policy Research panel debate

    Time: 12.30-1.45pm

    Venue: At-Bristol Science Centre
     
    Speaker: Professor Nick Pearce, Director, IPR; Torsten Bell, Director, the Resolution Foundation; Dr Louise Haagh, Reader in Politics, University of York; and Anthony Painter, Director, RSA Action and Research Centre
     
  • Faculty of Science inaugural lecture

    Faculty of Science inaugural lecture series
     
    Time: 4.30-5.30pm

    Venue: 3WN 2.1

    Speaker: Professor Nick Brook, Dean of Science
     

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  • US unipolar preponderance and the nuclear revolution

    Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies: Conflict, Security & International Order

    Time: 1.15-2.05pm

    Venue: 1 West North, Room 2.4

    Speaker: Professor Campbell Craig, Professor of International Relations, Cardiff University

     
  • I-SEE seminar

    I-SEE seminar  

    Time
    : 4.30pm-5:45pm 

    Venue: 8 West 3.22 Lecture Theatre
     
    Speaker: Professor Stefaan Simons, Brunel University London
       
  • Cut out: Living without welfare - a book talk by Jeremy Seabrook

    Institute for Policy Research lecture

    Time: 5:15pm 

    Venue: 10 West 2.47
     
    Speaker: Jeremy Seabrook, author and journalist
       
  • I-SEE seminar

    I-SEE seminar
     
    Time: 4.30pm-5:45pm
     
    Venue: 8 West 3.22 Lecture Theatre
     
    Speaker: Dr Dan Green, Head of Sustainability and Innovation, Wessex Water
       
  • Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment seminar

    I-SEE seminar
     
    Time: 5:00pm
     
    Venue: Chancellors' Building 2.6 
     
    Speaker: Professor Geoffrey Maitland, Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London
     
     
  • Use of lethal force by the UN stabilization mission in Haiti

    Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies: Conflict, Security & International Order
     
    Time: 1.15-2.05pm

    Venue: 1 West North, Room 2.4

    Speaker: Professor Siobhan Wills, professor of law at the Transitional Justice Institute, Ulster University
       
  • Faculty of Science inaugural lecture

    Faculty of Science inaugural lecture series
     
    Time: 4.30-5.30pm

    Venue: 3WN 2.1

    Speaker: Professor Matthew Wills, Department of Biology & Biochemistry
     

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  • Following the wires

    Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies: Conflict, Security & International Order

    Time: 1.15-2.05pm

    Venue: 1 West North, Room 2.4

    Speaker: Dr Maria Kastrinou, Lecturer in Anthropology at Brunel University London & Dr Daniele Rugo, Senior Lecturer in Film at Brunel University London

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  • Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment seminar

    I-SEE seminar
     
    Time: 5:00pm
     
    Venue: Chancellors' Building 2.6 
     
    Speaker: Andrew Todd, Head of Energy and Resource Management, Verco Limited
     
     
  • Honorary graduation lecture

    50th anniversary lecture

    Time: 4pm
     
    Venue: The Edge
     
    Speaker: Professor Daron Acemoglu, Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
     

    

  • Sudden justice: America's secret drone wars

    Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies: Conflict, Security & International Order

    Time: 1.15-2.05pm

    Venue: 1 West North, Room 2.4

    Speaker: Chris Woods, Investigative journalist & documentary film-maker

     
  • Raising silent voices: How cultural expression of conflict can inform analysis and intervention strategies in Myanmar

    Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies: Conflict, Security & International Order

    Time: 1.15-2.05pm

    Venue: 1 West North, Room 2.4

    Speaker: Dr. Rachel Julian, Senior Lecturer in Peace Studies, Leeds Beckett University

     
  • Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment seminar

    I-SEE seminar
     
    Time: 5:00pm
     
    Venue: Chancellors' Building 2.6 
     
    Speaker: Professor Aron Walsh, Chair of Materials Design, Department of Materials, Imperial College London
     
     
  • Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment seminar

    I-SEE seminar
     
    Time: 5:00pm
     
    Venue: Chancellors' Building 2.6 
     
    Speaker: Professor Peter Wilson, Electronic and Systems Engineering, University of Bath
     
     
  • Witchcraft and conflict: Exploring alternative discourses of insecurity

    Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies: Conflict, Security & International Order
     
    Time: 1.15-2.05pm

    Venue: 1 West North, Room 2.4

    Speaker: Dr Jonathan Fisher, University of Birmingham
       
  • Faculty of Science inaugural lecture

    Faculty of Science inaugural lecture series
     
    Time: 4.30-5.30pm

    Venue: 3WN 2.1

    Speaker: Professor Karen Edler, Department of Chemistry
     

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  • Faculty of Science inaugural lecture

    Faculty of Science inaugural lecture series
     
    Time: 4.30-5.30pm

    Venue: 3WN 2.1

    Speaker: Professor Neil McHugh, Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
     

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  • Sulis Minerva Day

    50th anniversary lectures

    Time: 4pm

    Venue: The Edge

    Speaker: Various women in science, engineering, technology and maths

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